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    led them mavericks are good the ones with the inline 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_LED_Museum
    it was baby poop brown in color.
    Man, that sounds worst than "Cat Urine Green"...
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    1968 Plymouth Fury I-Highway Patrol car
    1968 Dodge Charger RT-440
    1968 Plymouth Satellite-440
    1972 Olds Cutlass
    !974 VW Beetle-(functional dealer installed AC that still works)
    1976 Ford Maverick(over 100,000 miles w/ few problems)
    inline 6

    Ex-Highway patrol car was fun! $800 at a police auction in the old days!

    I still have the Charger, Satellite, Cutlass, and the Bug!
    For the younger set- the Satellite was similar to the Road Runner.

    I ride the bus now. Driving those cars in the 60's/70's has ruined me. However, I like to pull either of the 440's out from time to time.
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    Oh man! Not all of them I'm sure, and not neccesarily in order:

    '63 Chevy Truck with straight six and three on the tree.
    '67 Impala with a 350 and a Powerglide.
    "6? Renault 10
    '73 Ford F150 360 auto.
    '79 Ford F150SC SB 400 and auto.
    '79 AMC Spirit AMX with 340 and a 4 speed.
    '73 Olds Cutlass (Gutless!!!)
    '88 Ford F150 SB 6 and 5 speed.
    '79 Ford F150 LB 400 and auto.
    '89 Ford F150SC LB 6 and a 5 speed.
    '87 Toyota Corolla (SWEET!)
    '92 F150SC SB 302 auto.
    '90 F350CC LB 7.3 Diesel auto.

    And current:

    '95 Town Car (sister drives)
    '03 Dodge Ram 2500HD CC LB Cummins auto. (and a pair of Wolo Long Horn air horns!)

    There were a few others but these are the ones I really remember....
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    '76 granada - V6, 3spd. - Purch 1980 - first car age 15
    '76 ElCamino - V8 auto - Purch 1983
    '79 Chevy Stepside 4X4 V8 auto - Purch 1985
    '76 Seville - Purch 19
    '86 Grand National - purch Dec 1987 - dealer driven, hadn't been titled, 8400 miles. Traded off at 74k miles.
    (got married)
    '86 4Runner - ~Aug 1991 w/150K miles. Traded Regal
    '?? Ford car ? ( new wife's )
    '87 Daytona Shelbly Z ( wife's car, replaced white ford )
    '90 Wagoneer - Purch summer 1994
    (divorced - I got Jeep )
    '91 Seville - Purch 2000 ( 2nd car )
    99 Jimmy 2dr 4x4 - Purch 2003 - Jeep died. Traded in Seville.

    I <B>really</b> miss that Regal..

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    All of my cars have been "hand-me-downs" from my parents. I got the first one when I turned sixteen in 1988.

    1984 Accord hatchback (rust colored)
    1986 Prelude Si (red)
    1991 Accord 4-door (black)
    1997 Accord EX 4-door (silver)
    2000 Acura TL 3.2 (black)

    The Acura is the latest "hand-me-down". It is soooo sweet! 225HP and really fast! Leather seats (heated!), Bose sound system (CD & Cassette, bose sub-woofer), and the white white HID headlights!

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    1966 Ford Mustang
    1972 Javelin AMX
    1979 Jeep CJ-7
    1984 Toyota 4x4 P/U
    1986 Honda CRX Si
    1989 Mitsubishi Starion (might have been a different year, did not have it long)
    1992 Toyota 4-Runner
    1994 Honda Del Sol
    2004 Nissan Frontier P/U

    Motorcycles:
    1976? Honda 450 DOHC
    1984 Honda VF-500 Interceptor
    1987 Honda Nighthawk S

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    1972 Camaro 350
    1986 VW Golf
    1980 Fiat X1/9
    1996 VW GTI VR6
    1997 BMW M3
    and some others that don't deserve mentioning!

    My camaro was the highschool car. It had a lot of miles on it but it ran great and somehow I didn't kill myself in it! After that I then purchased my fathers Golf. I loved how well the VW handled compared to the Camaro. Sure it was much less powerful but I felt much more a part of the car. Stick instead of an automatic, decent brakes, and I actually felt the road not isolated from it like the video game steering feel of the Camaro. Then came the Fiat. What a great little car! And I mean little! This thing was tiny, but a blast to drive. Reliability on the other hand was not it's strongest attribute! After the Fiat was the great GTI VR6. Wow that was an awesome car. It had everything every single option you could get. Great brakes, decent handling (unless you got near the limit), and a very torquey V6. A blast to drive! And finally the great BMW M3. A perfect upgrade to the GTI. Still have the M3 and is by far my favorite car. It is pretty much the perfect car for me. The only thing I wish is that maintenance would be a LOT cheaper! LOL!

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    1969 Volkswagen Beetle
    1970 Volkswagon 'SuperBeetle'
    1976* Renault R5
    1980* Plymouth Champ hatchback (Mitsubishi) (8 speed MT...yes, it did...)
    1984* Dodge Colt Turbo (Mitsubishi) (8 speed MT...yes, it did...)
    1988 Honda Civic Wagon
    1988* Toyota Celica ST (In 'give me a ticket' bright red...! No tickets in over
    17 years driving it.)
    2005* Pontiac Vibe. My first car with an auto transmission....I'm getting old...

    * Purchased new. Every car I've ever purchased was paid in full in cash at time of purchase. The 8 cars span 31 years. I still have the Celica with only 59 thousand miles on it. I store it in the winter
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    1969 Volkswagon Station Wagon (Baby Blue, puke!!)
    1981 Toyota Celica (Cream)
    1984 BMW 320i (Forest Green)
    1976 Volkswagon Baja (yellow, orange, red paint LOL)
    1991 Dodge Dakota Pickup (Red)
    2000 Chrysler 300M (Stone White)
    1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 (Red)
    1998 Dodge Viper GTS (Blue with White Racing Stripes)
    2002 Jeep Wrangler (Yellow and my current Daily Driver)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitroz
    Datsun b210
    Isuzu I-mark Diesel
    1989 Dodge Daytona
    1997 Dodge Ram SS/T
    1999 Dodge Stratus

    Current 1997 Black Maxima 200,000 miles
    This is one of the cars I have enjoyed the most, the next would be the Ram SS/T. (Except for the gas mileage.)

    I had hopes to buy one of these but Dodge never made it. The Dodge m80.
    I love DODGE.

    -David

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    1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 (Red)
    1998 Dodge Viper GTS (Blue with White Racing Stripes)



    WOW! nice.....$$$$$$$........I really like the 02-06 models.

    -David

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayboyJoeShmoe
    '03 Dodge Ram 2500HD CC LB Cummins auto.
    nice!

    -David

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapo
    WOW! nice.....$$$$$$$........I really like the 02-06 models.

    -David
    Cheapo,



    I had the 1997 Red Dodge Viper RT/10 for about 8 months then sold it and bought the 1998 Blue/White Dodge GTS and drove it about 4 months. Ended up selling it too. Made a nice profit on both. Too much upkeep and worry.

    But they were sweet.
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    I totally forgot about one that I have VERY fond memories of...

    A 1972 Honda teeny tiny little two cylinder 650CC powered coupe. An original pocket rocket (well sort of). GREAT fun while I had it!
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    Currently:

    04 Volvo XC70
    05 Jeep Grand Cherokee (wife)
    78 Jeep CJ5
    04 Grady White Gulfstream 232 w/twin Yamaha 150's
    56 14' Crestliner Commodore Speedster w/9.9 Johnson
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    for andreas to show up in his lamborghini

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    65 Ford Falcon (2-Door Long Body)
    70 Chevy RS Camaro Split Bumper
    71 Dodge Charger SE
    74 Datsun 260Z
    84 Honda Civic
    87 Ford Escort
    93 Ford Mustang
    98 Ford Contour SE (Current vehicle)

    Would love to own:

    57 Chevy Belair
    67 Ford CS Cobra GT500 (Side-Oiler motor)
    69 RS Chevy Camaro
    70 Dodge Challenger R/T
    72/73 DeTomaso Pantera
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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadcmpr
    for andreas to show up in his lamborghini
    Yes! It throws blue flames from the exhaust! Andreas' Orange Colored Lambo that is!
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    87 Dodge Aries
    95 Ford Escort
    98 Toyota 4Runner

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    1977 Honda Accord
    1990 Honda Civic GL
    1993 Honda Civic ESi
    1994 BMW 325i
    1995 BMW 325i
    2002 BMW 325i (current)
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    Nobody owns a Hummer here?

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    64 Ford Falcon Station Wagon (Learnd to drive in this one)
    68 Ford Galaxy (Tranmission died while pulling a trailor from Seward to Anchorage, Camped at Portage Glacier for 3 days)
    71 Ford Torino Station Wagon (Anchorage to Atlanta with only 1 flat!)
    73 Pontiac GTO (POS rebadged Ventura with a hood scoop)
    74 Toyota Celica GT (Totaled)
    74 Ford Mustang II (POS caught on fire on the way home from purchase!)
    76 Ford Mustang II GT
    77 Olds Cutlas Supreme Broughm (Great for the Drive-in!!!)
    79 Dodge Challenger (rebadge Mitsubishi Soporo, engine seized on freeway during rush hour. Took 4 months to get fixed, drove it 300 miles and engine seized again)
    82 Subaru GLF 2 door sedan (Rust bucket!)
    87 Subaru GL-10 Station Wagon (Turbo seized when thermostat got stuck)
    90 Toyota 4Runner
    93 Ford Escort GT (I tried to donate it as a "Kidney Car" on 02, they wouldnt take it, VOA took it)
    98 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon
    02 Subaru Legacy GT
    05 Chevy Avalanche Z71
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    When I was young and foolish I had a 72 Ford Pinto (School bus yellow and black) BUT it had the engine and tranny out of a '78 Mustang II and none of the emissions control crap so it was actually a pretty hot car. I used to enjoy how embarassed people would get at being smoked by a PINTO! I'm amazed I never killed myself in that car.

    1988 I bought a 1980 Trans-AM that I restored to mint. Sold that car to finish paying for my Sr. year of college and the guy I sold it to wrapped it round another car two weeks later...I cried!

    1989 Subaru with 4wheel drive... what fun I had with that little car until an engine seal gave out about 3 miles into a trail and the engine turned itself into scrap metal.

    1972 Dodge Dart Demon - Probably the last muscle car I'll ever own. Great fun but VERY fussy about maintenance, I was forever adjusting the points in that damn thing.

    1979 Cadillac Fleetwood. Bought it for a song, it was in okay shape. Drove it until it became a money pit and dumped it.

    1999 Daewoo Nubira (brand new). What a great little car! Too bad all the financial hankey-pankey of it's american division CEO and later strongarming by GM killed the brand in the US. Sold it in 2005 when parts started to get hard to find.

    1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport (current vehicle) Another vehicle I bought for a song. Replaced a rear axle (the previous owner had snapped it) and did some other minor repairs and I have a very nice/clean vehicle that I like a lot!
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    1966 Volvo P1800S (my first)
    1970 Capri (wife's first)
    1985 Honda Accord (wife's second)
    1993 Toyota Pickup (my second)
    And then eight years ago, we became car dealers - six cars in eight years. Eeek.

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    Huh..I've had a few cars...

    --'71 Opal GT
    --'77 280Z
    --'79 Mazda RX-7
    --'78 International Scout II
    --'84 Honda Accord
    --'95 Ford Probe GT
    --'02 Subbie WRX

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    Hrmm...

    1987 Cavalier
    1993 Geo Metro XFi (commuter car... HELLA gas mileage!)
    1987 Sterling 825SL
    1979 Mustang Pace Car (project car)
    1980 Monte Carlo (project car... with a 2.23 rear diff)
    1999 Honda Civic Si
    1988 BMW 535is
    1998 Ford SVT Contour

    The wife/ex-wife had:

    1980 Mercury Capri
    1992 Chevy Blazer
    1999 VW Jetta (nice looking, but the biggest POS we ever owned)
    2001 Dodge Caravan

    Next vehicle, depending on finances, will be a 2-3 year old Infiniti G35 or FX35. If I can't/won't swing that, the Mazda 3 hatchback is pretty nice on a budget. I also really like the E36 M3 but even though I can afford one, I wouldn't buy one until I could afford two of them... engine repair costs are... intimidating. Same thing with the 80-82 Porsche 911SC.

    Also might look into the new Civic Si. You gotta love that kind of resale value. I paid $17,200 for my Si in Mar 1999 and had it until Sept 2002 when it was totalled while my wife was driving (she and the kids were OK... matter of fact, she was pregnant at the time of that wreck so thank God and Honda's engineers that everyone was fine) and after some bickering with the insurance company, they gave us $15,800 just for the car.

    THAT'S resale baby!
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    SUMMARIZED LIST (ECLECTIC)
    1. 1970 Buick Electra 225.
    2. 1975 Chevrolet Nova. Modified heavily.
    -Got Buick 455 Motor & T400 transmission from above Electra
    -Got aftermarket goodies, throttle body fuel injection, Walker Super Hemi Turbo Mufflers, custom crossover, etc, etc.
    -Looked like Grandma's car. Mounted performance tires with white letters on the inside. Mudflaps hid tire widths. Kept box of floral print facial tissue in back window to complete the illusion.
    -Shocked and terrified many with it. A real cheap but effective hot rod sleeper. Chased but never caught, as my brother said after he'd borrowed it.
    3. 1976 Chevrolet Nova. Stock. Always started.
    4. A variety of Cadillacs, mostly made between 1973 and 1979. Bought 'em cheap and ran them until what broke cost more than another Cadillac. Big enough for a party inside.
    5. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Never stuck in the snow.
    6. 2004 Volvo S60 2.5T. Enamored of Volvo after driving one across Europe and throughout Sweden. Purportedly very safe. Nice seats.

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    I am a big fan of the dodge charger.... SRT-8! Really nice car.... so based on the cars you guys have owned, name the manufacturers from the most reliable to the least.

    -David

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapo
    so based on the cars you guys have owned, name the manufacturers from the most reliable to the least.
    Hrmm... we had really good luck with all of our vehicles. The Metro had 123,000 miles put on it in just over a year and the only problems were with the master cylinder which was a known problem. The Suzuki version had a recall but GM decided it wasn't important enough so they didn't recall the Metry while we owned it.

    The Blazer had the 4.3L engine. It had 35,000 miles when we bought it and had a bit over 200,000 when we traded it in and the only thing we every did other than routine stuff was we put a rebuilt alternator on it.

    The Monte Carlo had a 305 and an auto and had 230,000 when I bought it from the second owner. I drove it for about 20,000 miles and a roommate drove it for a few months until it needed the tanks on the radiator replaced.

    The Sterling was a wonderful car that was mostly a Honda/Acura underneath the skin. It had a problem with it's front wheel drive... CV joint died, replaced the boot on the shaft, it failed, replaced it again. Had a shop replace it, it failed again. We replaced it and traded it in.

    I had my Civic Si for 58,000 miles and 42 months and the only thing I ever did was replaced the tires. That's it! Nothing else.

    My wife's Jetta we leased for 4 years or 48,000 miles and it was in the shop 12 times in 4 years. One O2 sensor went bad under warranty, the MAF sensor went bad under warranty (and went bad two additional times), the entire headlight/turnsignal wiring fried in less than a year, one speaker actually fried, the radio stopped working... I forget what all else happened but needless to say, we were disappointed.

    Overall, I think it comes down to two things: how long the vehicle keeps running and how long every little detail keep working. I think the American trucks and non underpowered cars are very reliable. But if you look at cars like Escorts and Cavaliers, they are mostly underpowered and tend to be owned by younger drivers that drive the crap out of them then don't maintain them properly. When the Escort is maintained in a fleet, they consistantly get over 300,000 miles but when owned by 16-24 year olds, they often don't make it past 100,000 miles without needing engine and/or transmission work.

    There's also the issue of the age and responsibility of the driver and caregiver. You can take two cars that are basically the same but targeted to different age drivers and see a visible difference in reliability. The parts are the same, the difference is the age of the driver.

    Also, certain brands and models seem to attract a certain type of driver. For example, the Civic for whatever reason is more attractive to the young punk street racer type than the Toyota Corolla. I don't think the Corolla is any more reliable or well-engineered than the Civic, and in fact, even with the abuse the Civic gets from some drivers, it still keeps on chugging quite respectably. But you'll find that generally Corollas go through far fewer clutches and brakes than Civics.
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